Just when everyone thought spring was coming, the temperature has dropped once again! While you wish for warmer days and dream of sandy beaches, your skin will be doing the same. It’s no news that cold weather means dry skin, but there is so much more going on under the surface than you know. We have collected some of our favorite top tips from experts on how to keep your skin in shape during the winter and how nügg products, especially nugg facial mask can help.
Tip 1: During the winter it’s important to understand that your skin may be more sensitive than usual, so some anti-aging ingredients are best to stay away from. Our Anti-Aging mask is a gentle yet effective way to fight the signs of aging.
"You may want to reconsider your anti-aging routine during cold months. Strong ingredients like alpha-hydroxy acids and retinoids can cause peeling. Dr. Sarkar suggests applying them every other day if you’re battling dry skin." Papri Sarkar, MD, a dermatologist in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Tip 2: We suggest to apply our Exfoliating face mask which is the best exfoliator that will gently slough away dead skin without the use of harsh abrasives, and follow with the Hydrating face mask to add a boost of moisture. Our Hydrating face mask is the best face mask for dry skin.
”One of the main concerns with the change in seasons is moisturizing, but while moisturizing is extremely important, proper exfoliation is key to reaping the benefits from your moisturizer. Exfoliation eliminates layers of dead cells, allowing for better penetration and absorption of your moisturizer." - says Laura Williams, spa therapist at Tonya Jones SalonSpa.
Tip 3: Protect your skin from environmental damage with our De-Stress mask which contains both antioxidants and skin nourishing & hydrating ingredients.
"In order to win the battle winter weather can wage against your skin, you have to put back into skin what it is missing: antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients. Every day and night, season to season, your skin requires certain basics to defend against any environmental conditions." - says Paul Begoun from Paula's Choice.
Tip 4: Our Soothing mask is a winter skin saver when it comes to calming redness. Rich in chamomile, this mask is the perfect treatment when harsh winds cause irritation.
"Exposure to cold, biting winds makes the vessels under the skin expand and become visible. You may see them on your cheeks and chin, too. The hard truth is that they won't totally go away without a laser treatment (you'll need three to six sessions, each $300 and up). The treatment heats the capillaries to permanently close them. To ease inflammation without a trip to the derm, use products with soothing ingredients like chamomile." - Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine
Tip 5 (for your lips): Our 100% Natural Lip Mask is perfect for colder weather! It contains no synthetic fragrances but is loaded with soothing shea butter, coconut oil & liquorice extract to help hydrate, soothe and nourish lips.
"Stay Pure: There are some ingredients that can make chapping worse. Anyone with eczema should make sure her balm doesn't contain lanolin. Since fragrance is the number one skin allergen, stay away from heavily scented or flavored balms; cinnamon can be particularly irritating. (Menthol actually soothes itching, though.)" - says Audrey Kunin, dermatologist based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Tip 6: Stay hydrated even when you don’t think you’re thirsty. It’s easy to get dehydrated in the cold months and your health and skin will both suffer.
"We tend to drink less water in the winter because we turn to hot drinks like cocoa and tea, but don’t forget that your skin needs hydration from the inside, out. A little warm water with lemon can be very refreshing and hydrating at the same time." - says Britta Aragon, safe cosmetics expert, author and entrepreneur.
Take these tips into consideration to ensure a glowing complexion all throughout winter, especially while the temps dip below freezing. And be sure to stay warm and cozy!